• Case Study: When in Wonder

Project Details

  • Client
    Vanilla Corporation
  • Industry
  • Completion
    February 2009
  • Services
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • E-commerce
    • Branding
    • Strategic Consulting
    • Hosting
  • Technologies
    • XHTML & CSS
    • ASP.NET 3.5 (C#)
    • SQL Server
    • Javascript
    • jQuery
    • PDF Tools
    • Google Maps
    • Twitter
    • Zendesk
    • Cloudbase™ Ecommerce
    • PayPal

Company Profile

When In Wonder (now Owners & Visitors) is dedicated to providing information about essential services and how to find good value in its chosen localities. The company is all about 'local' and they believe that sharing 'the best' of a local area can offer huge value to those living there or just visiting.

The first When in Wonder portal covers the Golden Triangle (Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago) area in Portugal.

The Hatchery...A special company, full of ideas, bursting with talent and a rare ability to deliver great looking websites with real commercial potential. Wheninwonder.com should pay for itself fairly quickly and can be used as a framework for others to share their local knowledge worldwide. A Hatchery masterpiece in my opinion.”
Jemma George, CEO, wheninwonder.com

The Brief

To build a scalabe, multilingual and template-driven website that facilitates the sharing of local knowledge for a specific area in an accessible and trustworthy way. The site would include placeholders for advertising and an ecommerce engine for the sale of local products, property or services.

Above all else, the site content should be easily maintained by the owner of the business.

Our Solution

When in Wonder was the first Cloudbase™ implementation that really pushed the boundaries of our powerful content management system. It demanded we add a robust multilingual management feature to the platform as well as communicate on multiple and intricate levels with Google Maps.

The E-commerce engine built into Cloudbase™ is yet to be fully exploited on the site but is well integrated with the current website's core foundation - making it easy for the owner to switch the functionality on and off as required.

The search engine optimisation (SEO) built into Cloudbase™ has ranked When in Wonder astoundingly well in organic Google search results. In fact the site has consistently received more than 70% of it's new traffic from Google organic search since inception.

For more information about this project or to discuss your own, please email us at info@thehatchery.co.uk

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